The late ‘King of Comedy’ Bernie Mac’s life story is set to hit the big screen more than a decade after his passing.
News of a feature biopic came from Mike Jackson — singer John Legend‘s producing partner for his production company Get Lifted — during day 2 of the Tribeca Film Festival. “We just partnered with Bernie Mac’s estate to cover Bernie Mac’s story,” said Jackson during a panel discussion.
John Legend to produce a Bernie Mac biopic. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty ImagesJason Merritt/FilmMagic
Legend previously worked with Mac in “Soul Men,” one of the comedian’s last films before his death. At the age of 50 Mac, who was a Chicago native, died in 2008 of complications from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease.
Just two years before his passing, Mac wrapped the fifth and final season of his hit show “The Bernie Mac Show.” The often raunchy comedian portrayed the PG version of himself dealing with the ups and downs of raising his nephew and two nieces alongside his wife Rhonda, played by Kellita Smith, on the TV show.
“It was beautifully done. … His humor was always edgy but it always had so much heart to it at the same time,” said Legend of Mac’s sitcom. “You could tell he was a family man. You could tell that he loved the people he was talking about. … He truly just got joy from lighting people’s faces up with laughter.”
While appearing on the “Steve Harvey Show” in 2016, Mac’s high school sweetheart-turned-wife said the continued love shown to her late husband still moves her to tears. “I’m always amazed at just the outpouring of love that people still have for him, and it just warms my heart that they remember him, and they love him in the way they do,” said Rhonda McCullough.
At the comedian’s funeral, held Aug. 18, 2008, DL Hughley remembered his friend as being a Black man who strongly believed in himself and could not be swayed by others. Those qualities were admirable to his peers, but in 2020, Hughley said that today’s cancel culture would not have stomached the late comedian’s edgy humor well.
“I think about this all time, from the time Bernie passed to now, I think certainly society has changed the way they digest entertainment has changed,” explained Hughley during an interview for “Access Hollywood.” The former “ComicView” host shared that while he misses his friend, watching society attempt to muzzle Mac is something he never wanted to see.
“I think it would have been difficult, I think a lot of people would’ve had a hard time with some of the things that Bernie says and things in his act, so it’s bittersweet but I think it would have been even sadder to watch people assail his art form, his vantage point because of where we are as a society.”
While the film project is still in the rudimentary phase, Mac’s fans could not help but question who would be cast as the lead.
There is not one living actor or comedian who could play Bernie Mac convincingly. This is a terrible idea and it’s way too soon in terms of the number of people who vividly remember and experienced him in his prime.— Gerald Martin Johanssen (@Davos31SeaWorth) June 11, 2021
Let the man rest in piece.— 𝕾𝖍𝖚𝖙 𝖀𝖕 𝕭𝖎𝖙𝖈𝖍 (@Ineed5dollars) June 10, 2021
Others are simply thrilled the comedian’s legacy is being remembered.
I LOVE this SOOOOOO Much!!💜🙋🏽♀️ Mr. Bernie ‘THE King of Comedy’ Mac is So DESERVING to have his Story told-he is STILL Relevant, even in death.😥❤ I CAN’T wait to see what Legend’s Co. brings!🥰 WOW, I’m so ECSTATIC & Giddy!!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾#STILLLOVED😘#RIPMACMan🤛🏾RIPMACMAN🙏🏾— Living & Loving LIFE!🙏🏾❤ (@SEXYCAPRICORN74) June 11, 2021
Gladys Knight Provides Backup Vocals for Hubby’s New Country Song – Viralmula.com
Gladys Knight is doing something she most likely hasn’t done a great deal of throughout her profession — which’s taking the rear seat on a ditty … which is precisely what she did for her husband.
Have a look at this video that Gladys assisted produce for her spouse of twenty years, William McDowell, who’s obviously diving into the c and w scene … and making a splash with his very first offering called “Country Water” — which is everything about homegrown moonshine!
View it for yourself … it’s quite damn appealing, as Will takes lead singing responsibilities — and his renowned better half really backs him up. Seems like she makes a cameo on the chorus.
We’re speaking with individuals near to GK that this video was really shot on her and Will’s home in North Carolina — which it was developed throughout the pandemic. We’re informed Gladys shocked Will by getting it made … and we gotta state, it looks (and sounds) fantastic.
Will — who wed Gladys in 2001, and is a tremendous 14 years more youthful than her too — may seriously have a possible recording profession on his hands if he wishes to pursue this any even more. And, who much better to assist him than the one and just?!?
David Adefeso Reveals How Student Loans Can Be Forgiven – Viralmula.com
David Adefeso reveals to his fans and fans how student loans can be forgiven. Have a look at his clip listed below.
‘Yes!! You can get your student loans forgiven The majority of people get approved for some kind of loan forgiveness, however numerous never ever make the effort to do the research study and use. In this video, I note the lots of federal programs offered and reveal you where to go to get them. So get your pen and paper and take the initial step to a better, debt-free life [Sorry for the sometimes choppy video — I taped this while on vacation in a remote tropical island with super spotty Wi-Fi]’ David stated.
David Adefeso States That The Children Of America Had A Terrific Day – See What’s This Everything about
Somebody published this: ‘Love this❤️❤️ thanks for all the terrific details. Everybody with a student loan need to enjoy this!!’
One fan stated: ‘David I find out a lot from your page. My advocacy is constantly reset, revitalize, restored and regrowed with your material.❤️’ and a commenter posyted this message: ‘He’ll conserve you YEARS OF AGGRAVATION and prevent pricey monetary problems!!!! You’re incredible David!!!!’
Tamar Braxton’s BF, David Adefeso Is Operating To Assist Millions Of Children Avoid Student Loans
Another person stated: ‘Wow, such terrific details. Thank you. Might God continue to bless you.’
A fan stated: ‘My cousin had the ability to get his moms and dad loan released since of his special needs and unable to work. He had no concept that this was a thing. The good service associate notified him. She stated, “If people(student loan reps) would take the time and listen people can be helped.”
Somebody composed: ‘David thank you for this practical details!! 2 of my good friends had their loans dismissed since they both have an impairment. I want I might in some way get mine dismissed. Exists any news about Biden forgiving a part of student loans?’
David Adefeso is applauding an unrecognized hero on his social networks account. Have a look at his message.
‘A lot of unrecognized heroes live within and around us👏🏽👏🏽So pleased with both Gloria Walker and Dustin Vitale (@dvitale23)❤️❤️“Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you”Exodus 20:12,’ David stated.
‘American Idol’s’ David Archuleta Comes Out as LGBT During Pride Month – Viralmula.com
David Archuleta — among “American Idol’s” well-known runner-ups throughout its history — simply came out as belonging to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood … which he describes is particularly tough considering his spiritual training.
The ‘AI’ alum — who positioned 2nd during the 7th season of ‘Idol,’ losing to David Cook — simply shared his reality online, publishing a sincere IG that exposed he determines as both bisexual and nonsexual … although he states he at first believed he may’ve been gay.
David composes, “I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage.” He goes on to describe nonsexual appears to, sometimes, explain him finest … while including he’s doing this to assist others who may be in comparable scenarios.
Particularly, DA states he desires folks who are committed to their faith and who may likewise be gay, bi or anything else that they are not alone … as he describes that he originates from a Mormon background himself. Generally, David states you can both be spiritual and recognize as LGBTQ+.
He states, “[P]lease consider making room to be more understanding and compassionate to those who are LGBTQIA+, and those who are a part of that community and trying to find that balance with their faith which also is a huge part of their identity like myself.” DA goes on, “I think we can do better as people of faith and Christians, including Latter-day Saints, to listen more to the wrestle between being LGBTQIA+ and a person of faith.”
Effective words from the star singer-songwriter — and it comes at a specifically significant time … keep in mind, June is Pride Month.
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